5 Ways To Take Back Control Of Your Life

The Guvna
5 min readNov 22, 2020

#4 — Just Dance

In the last few months I’ve been working from home I’ve lost my job, our house, my self-worth and credibility. This has happened many times over. Except it hasn’t happened at all — it’s all been in my head.

I’ve tortured myself over and over again playing out “what-if” scenarios all based on the worst possible cases.

Yet here I am, still standing, still fighting and none of those nightmare scenarios have come to pass months later.

What has happened though is that I’ve wasted precious time and energy worrying about things I can’t control. Don’t make the same mistakes in a time when we could all be forgiven for doing so.

Now is the time to work on what you and I can control, not worry about what you can’t.

For what it’s worth, here’s what I’ve been doing to fight back the tide of anxiety and fear of lack:

#1 — Work On Creating Side Income

Given the amount of economic uncertainty around at the moment, now is the perfect time to be working on developing a side income.

If you’re now working from home you’ll have all the time you would usually be commuting to work on your own side projects.

Developing additional income streams is something that has been consuming my thoughts for a number of years and has really come to the fore in the last few weeks.

I was already working on creating income streams and the last few weeks have given me even more time to devote these.

Take the extra time you now have on your hands to delve into ideas for creating new revenue streams.

I’ve seen so many people I know starting a business this year as everyone has had more time on their hands but also got to grips with the realisation that their job is not as secure as it once seemed.

#2 — Keep Exercising

Exercise at the best of times can lift you from pretty good to awesome. Now is definitely a time to tap into that flow of energy and get you feeling the very best you can given the circumstances.

The Guvna

I write about personal development, cycling, fatherhood and everything in between.